Functional materials derived from the schafazikite mineral framework
Achieving an energy framework that is both clean and sustainable is essential to target the problem of global warming; a solution will rely on new concepts in the design of materials rather than improvements to existing materials. The proposed research will modify a known, but rare, mineral structure to provide properties that are crucial to energy storage devices, both for new electrode materials and new electrolytes. In addition, chemical modifications to the mineral have resulted in a rare magnetic order in metal oxides, and potential superconducting properties will now be explored. This project is lead by Prof. Colin Greaves in collaboration with Dr Sarah Horswell and Dr Mark Read.